It’s fun to work at the Y!

The Y (formerly YMCA) is currently recruiting for a full-time, fixed term Qualified Teacher to join our Hamilton team for a parental leave cover.

We are seeking a passionate teacher with great communication skills, a love for early childhood education and the ability to build strong, genuine relationships with parents, staff, and young children.

We are a small license centre, with great community links. With great outdoor spaces to explore on our door step and a place that is safe, caring and fun not only for our tamariki but also our kaiako. The Y is a place that support everyone to be unique and makes a positive difference every single day while ensuring we have some fun in doing so.

Working for the Y, you get great benefits too.

Please note that this role is temporary for a parental leave cover.

What experience/skills do you need?

  • B Ed/Dip Teaching Level 7 (ECE) and current teacher registration/certification or third year student will be considered.
  • Good knowledge around current ECE regulations, Te Whariki and programme planning.
  • Passion for working with young children and a love for engaging with the community
  • Great communication skills as you will be chatting to children, parents and staff regularly
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional practice.

What The Y Offers:

  • Free gym membership and discounts on YMCA services e.g., childcare, holiday programs, sports leagues, etc.
  • Professional development, on the job qualifications, career advancement and safeguarding training
  • Working in a community-focused environment
  • On-site parking

About The Y:

As a not-for profit, everything we do each day has a positive impact, and we have fun doing it! We believe in the power of inspired and connected communities, where people feel safe and are motivated to reach their full potential. Our values of Caring, Respect, Honesty and Responsibility are at the core of our culture and the valued connections and friendships you’ll build here are lifelong. The Y employees and careers represent many lifestyles and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, with jobs and hours to suit everyone’s stage of life from 14-70+. Our varied services and activities offer a wide range of career pathways where your development will be supported to help you reach your career goals. Our STAR Awards, Outward Bound scholarship opportunities, and long service recognition reward your contribution. We have benefits to suit your lifestyle, with access to free counselling, free annual flu vaccinations, free gym membership for all employees, and discounts for our services such as early learning centres, before and after school care, camps, swim school and sports leagues.